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26 Oct 2005

The Mines of Sulphur, New York City Opera

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/8f2081e6-45bc-11da-981b-00000e2511c8.html

By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 26 October 2005]

The stage is bleak, shadowy, scary. The orchestral writing, quite massive, is dissonant, descriptive, percussive. The vocal lines are wide-ranging and awkward yet poignant. The plot examines the wages of murder, retribution and guilt.

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